Litherland dominant in defence for Subiaco

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Angus Litherland collected 11 possessions and laid three tackles for Subiaco.
Camera IconAngus Litherland collected 11 possessions and laid three tackles for Subiaco. Credit: Trevor Collens

Former Hawthorn defender and Ongerup-raised Angus Litherland played a key role in Subiaco maintaining their winning start to the 2018 WAFL season on Saturday afternoon.

Litherland, an Ongerup product who also played for Royals and Albany, spent six season with the Hawks for 25 AFL matches before he was delisted at the end of 2016.

In round 2 of the WAFL season, Litherland was very impressive in a tight defensive unit as he collected 11 possessions and laid three tackles in their emphatic 58-point league win over South Fremantle.

Former Royals midfielder Steven Edwards gathered 13 touches and two inside 50s in the loss for the Bulldogs, while teammate and high-flying Mt Barker forward Ben Saunders kicked one goal from six disposals.

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Ex-Albany utility Michael Bennell has impressed in Perth’s reserves for the second straight week, this time booting two majors in their nine-point loss to East Fremantle.

Bennell played three reserves games for Swan Districts in 2013 but has returned to the WAFL ranks this season with the Demons.

The agile big man finished with 10 touches, laid three tackles and kicked 2.3 to be named in his side’s best players after having 18 possessions and a goal in round 1.

For the Sharks reserves former North Albany forward Jesse Wynne kicked two goals from 10 disposals in the win and Mt Barker’s Russell Wynne also hit the scoreboard with one major to go with 17 possessions and nine tackles in a lively display.

Kojonup product and former Albany defender Travis Abbott was named in the Bulldogs’` best players in their tense two-point reserves win over the Lions.

Abbott gathered 14 disposals, four marks and two inside 50s to start his second season at WAFL level.

In the NEAFL, ex-North Albany big man Darcy Cameron had 10 possessions and six tackles in the Sydney Swans reserves, who went down to Greater Western Sydney by four points.

Former North Albany forward Mitch McGovern booted two goals from his 15 touches and eight marks for Adelaide in their 49-point win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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